create an image a backup of your mac HD Drive to secure and prevent data loss. First go and open
Disk Utility as we can see, I have two partitions on
my di sk one named Mac HD and another HD2 and I already connected to an external
drive with the partition named OS X 1010 by getting info on your backup drive you
make sure that you got the correct settings to do so for instance the filesystem has to be
Mac OS Extended journaled capacity has to be greater or equal to
your Mac HD and of course writeable now we have two ways where we can create
an image with your external backup disk selected
go to File new and create a new blank disc save as give it a name and saving it it into your external disc already selected give a name to the image now, in size, select the desired size of your
mac HD go to custom and define the exact amount
you need for the purpose of this tutorial I’m
only going to choose one hundred megabytes format as default Mac OS Extended
journaled and you can let the rest settings as it
is to create a new blank image and the new image was created now since I have two partitions on my
disc I’m going to select the disc itself then
click on restore and the source that we want to backup is
exactly my Mac OS disk which going to be cloned to a
destination called Mac backup the previous blank image that
we created now click on restore then erase and wait until your clone disk is being
created as already I have a clone image of my entire disc
I’m going to cancel now if you don’t need to specify
settings like format type size in other custom
settings you can simple choose your disc that you
want to create an image from and click on create new image then give it a name the location where to be saved on image format choose a compressed and an
encryption none, if no need to protect with a
password and click Save since already have a backup I’m going to
cancel this there you have how to create an image
from your Mac HD disc making a backup in a perfect clone image
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How to Backup Clone Mac Hard Disk to SSD Drive (Disk Utility)

21 thoughts on “How to Backup Clone Mac Hard Disk to SSD Drive (Disk Utility)

  • August 5, 2014 at 8:27 am
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    I like your slogan "Save $$". But we shouldn;t ignore some best deals like cloning 3 Mac machines at just $45 with Stellar Drive Clone. This tool clones HDD to another media, volume to network volumes, bootable DVD & Image the corrupt drive.

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  • September 19, 2014 at 7:04 am
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    I have start up problem… trying to back files from os x utilities and reinstall os… pliz help me..

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  • October 22, 2014 at 3:45 am
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    Hi! When trying to create my OS X backup, a message tell me that the boot disk cannot be use as for restoring the image created (error 254) … Any help?
    Thank you!

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  • November 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm
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    Hi! Thank you for this tutorial. I'm having an issue when I try to create the new disk image it keeps popping up this: "unable to create "name of the backup.dmg." (Permission denied) My external disk is a toshiba and it says it's writable. Any suggestion? Thanks

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  • March 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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    I just love your voice.

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  • April 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm
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    Hi, your video was very helpful. I have a question, I am trying to avoid not having to drag files that I downloaded to the external hard drive. I basically want it to automatically be download in the external hard drive it self. However, I don't know how to do that. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you (:

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  • May 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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    Awesome, thanks 🙂

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  • June 5, 2015 at 6:01 am
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    I have a problem i have a failed instalation of osx 10.9 mavericks i dont know how to create a image please help me

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  • August 14, 2015 at 12:46 am
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    I accidentaly deleted the Mach_Kernel file, so now I'm trying to reinstall my system after a backup.

    It's taking forever to create a 500GB Image… So if I do the second option on the video, will my files be secured?

    Thanks.

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  • November 11, 2015 at 6:35 am
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    Very useful video… I have one question… If I'm using an external disk to do this but this disk already has a backup from another MacBook, creating a new image will rewrite the other data or it will do an additional file? Also would this help me in the issue about El Capitan OS X "system verify or repair failed"??

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  • March 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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    i have macbook pro with 125 gb hard disk with capitan os,i need to change my hardisc to 500 gb.my question is can i take backup of my os to external hard disc?

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  • March 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm
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    @Learn Share thank you so much I have a question I have a 4TB external hard drive that I want to clone I bought another 4TB external hard to clone it to do I do the same steps to clone the new external the reason I want to clone the same so I could use the new one and computer thinks it's the old one without any flaws? Thank you so much hope to hear from you soon

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  • August 18, 2016 at 6:57 pm
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    If my external drive is fomated on FAT32, can I still make the backup?
    Thankyou

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  • December 23, 2016 at 7:19 am
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    гавно

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  • January 13, 2017 at 4:12 am
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    I already clone my Mac OS X to a hard disk. I installed a new SSD drive. How do I restore the Mac OS X into the new disk? Thanks

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  • May 14, 2017 at 2:28 am
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    How do i restore the back up of the .dmg on a new computer? cant find this anywhere

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  • March 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm
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    well this is as clear as mud why would i want to have any partitions? and why do i need to make a image when i just want to copy my hard drive onto a second drive ?

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  • March 24, 2018 at 8:11 pm
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    clear as mud

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  • December 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm
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    If I crsate a disk image from a Mac with OS X 10.8, and update it later, will I be able to reinstall the OS X 10.8 with this disc image?

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  • December 23, 2018 at 2:43 am
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    Hello please would you help? I just did the steps but when I went to restore it and press erase it comes up with error code 254 arghhhh

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  • December 18, 2019 at 6:31 am
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    This voice for straight talk 🙈

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